James Bond Franchise (1962-∞)

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Re: James Bond Franchise (1962-∞)

#601 Post by nitin » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:48 pm

Apart from Eva Green and Diana Rigg has there ever really been a meaty role for a Bond girl? Even the extremely talented Lea Seydoux was largely wasted.

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#602 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:02 pm

One could make a case for From Russia with Love but you’re right and that’s why I really have no actual expectations, yet I’m hopeful all the same, especially in an era where parties converse on whether or not to switch Bond’s gender. Looks like Seydoux might get a second chance here too..?

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#603 Post by nitin » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:55 pm

If anything you would expect the new female 007 to have a substantial role.

And I have never been on the From Russia With Love Train so didnt even think about it :)

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#604 Post by Nasir007 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:37 am

The only 3 roles that come to mind when thinking about good roles in Bond films that good actresses might actually want are

1. Judi Dench, Skyfall
2. Eva Green, Casino Royale
3. Barbara Carrera, Never Say Never Again (I consider this a proper Bond)

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Re: James Bond Franchise (1962-∞)

#605 Post by bdsweeney » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:52 am

No love for Tracy?

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#606 Post by The Curious Sofa » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:38 am

Barbara Bach‘s Russian agent Anya in The Spy Who Loved Me was the first Bond girl to at least nod to feminism and who was written as his equal. She is resourceful, brave and competent and is almost as important a protagonist in the film as Bond, sharing more screen time with him than previous Bond girls. She is along for the whole adventure.

Tracy is great and an important character with Rigg being among the best actors to play a Bond girl but revisiting OHMSS recently, I noticed how little actual screen time she has. She is missing from much of the main bulk of the movie.

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Re: James Bond Franchise (1962-∞)

#607 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:08 pm


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#608 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:45 pm

Considering the original composer was brought in by Fukunaga since he’s worked on a few of his other films, this sounds like the Broccoli estate taking renewed cues from that other producer-run franchise, and gee didn’t that turn out so well

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#609 Post by Brian C » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:02 pm

Yeah, hard to imagine a world where the artistic integrity of the James Bond franchise is threatened by the meddling of the Broccoli estate.

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#610 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:08 pm

I mean, I get the joke, but still, why hire Fukunaga at all if you're gonna step in like this (and perhaps better question, why did he lobby so hard for such a thankless job where this was inevitable?)

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#611 Post by Monterey Jack » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:40 pm

Nasir007 wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:37 am
The only 3 roles that come to mind when thinking about good roles in Bond films that good actresses might actually want are

1. Judi Dench, Skyfall
2. Eva Green, Casino Royale
3. Barbara Carrera, Never Say Never Again (I consider this a proper Bond)
No love for Michelle Yeoh?

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Re: James Bond Franchise (1962-∞)

#612 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:27 am

Discussion of whether Hans Zimmer has a nice beat you can dance to moved here

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#613 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:45 pm

Billie Eilish will be providing the theme song— I was hoping for LDR, but this will do

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#614 Post by Altair » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:32 am

Honestly unsure that this is in any way a good fit, and this is from someone who even somewhat likes Billie Eilish's music.

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#615 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:21 pm

Altair wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:32 am
Honestly unsure that this is in any way a good fit, and this is from someone who even somewhat likes Billie Eilish's music.
Can it be as bad as White/Keys?

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#616 Post by Altair » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:51 pm

Probably not, but picking Adele and Sam Smith for the past two films was the right move, as they make music which broadly fits into the ambience of Bond. I'm not sure Billie Eilish does (but I'm ready to be pleasantly surprised).

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#617 Post by John Cope » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:37 pm

For me the great tragedy of recent Bond song possibilities is the loss of Radiohead's title track for Spectre, replacing it with bland and generic soft rock (and I say that as someone who actually really likes the film). The Radiohead song, especially conjoined with the credits as here, is remarkably haunting and would have contributed substantive weight just by association. If I had the tech abilities I'd just cut that sequence in myself as a fan edit.

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#618 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:15 pm

My thoughts exactly. When A Man Shaped Pool came out, I thought that the track Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief was perhaps another Bond-inspired backup.


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Re: James Bond Franchise (1962-∞)

#620 Post by Reverend Drewcifer » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:19 pm

Sounds like it was recorded in a bathroom.

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#621 Post by domino harvey » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:43 pm

No Time to Die will be longest Bond movie ever at 163 minutes

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#622 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:58 pm

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#623 Post by swo17 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:14 pm

Looks like Christmas is coming twice this year 8-[

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Re: James Bond Franchise (1962-∞)

#624 Post by cdnchris » Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:31 pm

swo17 wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:14 pm
Looks like Christmas is coming twice this year 8-[
Booooooooooo!

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Re: James Bond Franchise (1962-∞)

#625 Post by Finch » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:06 pm

My fear at this point, and I'm not a Bond fan especially, is that this whole thing is going to feel too busy and overcooked. I remain hopeful this is going to be good fun because of Craig, De Armas and Fukunaga but this could go either way.

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